LEGIC expands North America business with new partner SBD Companies

LEGIC expands North America business with new partner SBD Companies

Zurich, December 17, 2009–LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, a leading manufacturer of contactless smart card technology for personal identification, strengthens its market position in the USA announcing a new partnership with Detroit based system integrator SBD Companies. The partnership will result in new security solutions based on the multifunctional identification technology LEGIC advant. Through the agreement, SBD is responding to growing demand of LEGIC based security and access control solutions in North America.

In the future, the system integrator will be enabled to introduce LEGIC based identification solutions to its customers. The technology allows the combination of many different functionalities–such as access control, time and attendance, electronic payment–all on one single credential.

The agreement between SBD Companies and LEGIC is consistent with the efforts of LEGIC to continue to expand its presence in North America. This growth is important to support current and future end users using LEGIC contactless smart card technology in North America.

Jason Buckman, CEO of Security By Design, Inc., (SBD), knows that both companies will benefit from the partnership: “LEGIC provides latest-generation technology on a very high security standard. The partnership allows us to offer cutting-edge and reliable contactless identification solutions to our customers.”

Dr Otto Eggimann, VP Sales & Business Development of LEGIC, is convinced that this partnership will be of benefit for both companies: “The license agreement with SBD is a very important further step in expanding and strengthening our partner network and presence in North America. It will further enhance the offering of state-of the art security and multifunctional solutions based on our flexible smart card technology to US customers.”

About Security by Design Companies

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Security by Design is an integrator of advanced security systems, e-security products and services.

About LEGIC® Identsystems Ltd

LEGIC Identsystems Ltd, with headquarters in Switzerland, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology. The LEGIC product portfolio includes highly integrated LEGIC RF Standard, ISO 15693 and ISO 14443 compliant read/write chip sets, security modules and transponder chips.

LEGIC Identsystems currently works with over 200 external co-operation partners world-wide who offer compatible LEGIC all-in-one-card applications including access control, e-payment, parking, e-ticketing and other multiapplications. More than 2 million readers and over 100 million credentials are successfully integrated in more than 60,000 work and leisure places worldwide.


Further information:
Brad Rollans
Sales & Business Development Manager
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464

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Marcel Brand
Manager Marketing Communications
LEGIC Identsystems Ltd
Tel: +41 44 933 6464